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Spaulding Hughes named as Wright's replacement

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Five people came forward Thursday night in hopes of filling Thomas Wright's seat in the State House of Representatives. Sandra Spaulding Hughes received the majority of votes. Full story...
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Wright defends himself at trial, says letter not for loan

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright denies that he committed fraud by persuading a state official to write a letter about a nonexistent state grant. Wright also insists he didn't use the letter to take out a $150,000 loan. Full story...
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Wright could face 11 years in prison

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videoWas Thomas Wright involved in a real estate scam? That's what Wake County DA Colon Willoughby tried to prove during the second day of testimony in the trial of the former Wilmington lawmaker. Full story...
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Evidence against Wright detailed for third time as trial begins

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For the third time, evidence detailing the alleged crimes of former Rep. Thomas Wright is before the public. Full story...
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Easley weighs in on Wright

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Wednesday Gov. Mike Easley weighed in on last week's expulsion of Rep. Thomas Wright. Full story...
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Wright wants back in

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Thomas Wright wants back in the state legislature. Wright was ousted Thursday by an overwhelming 109-5 vote. Monday his lawyer filed a motion in Wake County Superior Court to have that vote overturned. Full story...
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Wright expelled from House

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videoThe state House has voted to remove Rep. Thomas Wright from office for ethical misconduct, the first such expulsion of a lawmaker from North Carolina's General Assembly in 128 years. Full story...
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Wright's fate to be decided at historic special session

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No member of the General Assembly has been removed from office in nearly 130 years. But Thursday that streak could end with Rep. Thomas Wright. Full story...
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Wright's attorneys criticize special House session

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videoThe clock is winding down for state lawmakers. One week from today a special House session will decide whether or not to expel Rep. Thomas Wright. But as lawmakers create the rules, Wright's lawyers are criticizing their methods. Full story...
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Easley calls special session on removing Wright from office

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An attorney for Wilmington Rep. Thomas Wright is criticizing a special session of the House to consider removing the Democrat from office. Full story...
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What's next for Wright?

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videoIt's something state lawmakers haven't had to deal with in more than 100 years. Legislators in Raleigh are now grappling with how to expel Rep. Wright from the general assembly. Full story...
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House committee recommends Wright be expelled

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A special House ethics committee on Thursday unanimously recommended Rep. Thomas Wright be kicked out of office for committing financial fraud on a "breathtakingly massive" scale. Full story...
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SBI agent, elections official to testify in Wright's ethics case

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A State Bureau of Investigation agent says Rep. Thomas Wright admitted depositing charitable donations into his personal banking account. Full story...
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Ethics committee rejects Wright's claim of racial bias

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The House ethics committee investigating Rep. Thomas Wright has rejected his claim that their investigation is racially biased. Full story...
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Wright hearing begins after attorney claims racial bias

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A state attorney says Rep. Thomas Wright repeatedly engaged in unethical and criminal conduct by misusing more than $340,000 in loans and campaign contributions while in office. Full story...
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